Met Office Warning Updated As Snow & Ice Starts To Hit Region

M74 Beattock (East)

Ice and Snow have started to affect some of the regions roads today Tuesday the 29th of January, The Met office has issued a warning (Yellow) to expect further snow showers and more ice across west and northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland during the evening and overnight into Wednesday. 

The Met Office stated ” Expect 1-3 cm of fresh snow even down to very low levels in places, but locally around 5 cm across the Northern Highlands. Temperatures dropping below freezing later this afternoon will result in ice forming onto untreated surfaces.”

What to expect

  • Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services
  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some ice on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

Image from Traffic Scotland Road Camera

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